Claims Magazine-January 2007

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    Staff Writer

    Crawford & Company has purchased e-Triage, an international technology company whose products Crawford has been using in its workers' compensation claims-handling program.

  • Winter Weather Claims

    Jess Hurwitz

    Although the events that trigger winter claims take place during the winter months, most insurance companies deal with them throughout the year.

  • Resolving Disputes

    Jonathon C. Held

    Appraisal is a tool widely-used to settle disputes involving the value of a loss, and it has gained popularity over the past decade as a relatively quick, supposedly inexpensive, and substantially final method of determining damages.

  • The Aftermath

    Eric Gilkey

    This is not the article we originally envisioned writing when the editors and publisher of Claims convened for our editorial calendar planning session six months ago.

  • Showdown in Texas

    Gene F. Creely

    Pending before the Texas Supreme Court is a significant construction defect coverage case, Lamar Homes, Inc. v. Mid-Continent Casualty Co., which could have national implications.

  • Overhead and Profit

    Diana B. Reitz, CPCU

    Many of the questions coming to FC&S deal with whether or not overhead and profit should be paid on a loss when less than three trades are involved.

  • Are You Up for the Challenges?

    Phil Schreiner

    Last year was rather quiet when it came to claim handling. Of course, many of you are still contending with the devastation of the 2004-05 hurricane seasons, in as much as a lot of that claimant

  • By the Numbers

    Ken Brownlee

    In October of 2006 America's population reached 300,000,000. Every 11 seconds another American is born, arrives, comes home, or otherwise becomes a statistic.

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